LEAVE! Trade Unions march to Galle Face demanding President step down

LEAVE! Trade Unions march to Galle Face demanding President step down

LEAVE! Trade Unions march to Galle Face demanding President step down

Written by Teena Marian

28 Apr, 2022 | 4:44 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Trade Unions from several areas across the country reached Occupy Galle Face protest site on Thursday (28) afternoon.

Many Government, non-Government and private-sector workers from various sectors such as the Management Service Union, Bank Employees Union, the Government’s Exclusive Officers, the Export Development Board, Development Office, and Lawyers took part in the protest.

They called for the immediate removal of the government that has openly accepted its failure, and it be replaced by a governance structure that will empower the people while solving all socio-economic issues in the nation.

As the country faces an economic crisis, Sri Lankans are exercising their freedom of speech and assembly to a degree unprecedented in the country’s history.

Protesters accuse the present government of corruption, nepotism, and authoritarianism while leading the country into an economic abyss.

The main reason for the protests is the country’s dire economic crisis, the worst since Independence.

People are at present suffering from the lack of essential items such as gas, fuel, fertilizer, medicine, as well as the high cost of living.

Image Courtesy: Thilina Kaluthotage Photography

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